(2012) Creative Ageing: Exploring Social Capital and Arts Engagement in Later Life

in Qualitative
Jackie Reynolds, Staffordshire University

Reporting on a study exploring the meanings that older people attach to their participation in group arts activities throughout their lives. The study involved qualitative interviews with 24 (8 male and 16 female) participants connected to a case-study town in the English Midlands. The study ultimately argued that "resourceful ageing‟ is a valuable concept for gerontologists (see UN 1999).


Generations Review, 16-17, April 2012


Keywords

arts, resourceful ageing, social capital